Jul 31, 2011 9:00am PDT
two key senators. republican jon kyl and democrat dick durbin. we'll hear from the house majority whip, republican kevin mccarthy. also, the recovering economy takes another hit. we'll ask our sunday panel if the debt ceiling standoff has made things worse or if a deal might ease the economic pain. we look back to what a roller coaster of a week it was in washington. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. after a tension-packed day on capitol hill, filled with bitter partisan sniping, both republicans and democrats are now saying significant progress has been made toward a deal that would avert a government default. we'll take a look at the framework of the compromise with two senate leaders and a top house g.o.p. official. but first we begin with the white house view. and gene sperling, the director of the national economic council. director sperling, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, bret. >> bret: saturday, the debt ceiling negotiation shifted back to the white house. here is what we are hearing, reporting about a potential deal.
Jul 17, 2011 5:00pm PDT
-rights. >>> mime republican jon huntsman led a motorcycle ride through the salt lake valley this weekend. huntsman is focusing his early efforts on new hampshire. the former ambassador to china is touting his fiscal conservatism credentials. >>> democrats and republicans seemed to agree that the debt limit needs to be raised, but there was not much common ground about issues surrounding the federal budget ability the us economy. >> every leader sitting down with the president said we cannot default on america's debt. if we call into question the full faith and credit of the united states for the first time in your history, interest rates will go up and this recession will get worse. >> i don't have any confidence that anything that republican or democratic leaders is going to lead to the solutions. ill am looking for a win-win and a way to raise the debt ceil and we need to, but we need to address fundamentally what got us into debt. >> one issue now being discussed involves a balanced budget amendment to the us constitution. >>> memorial may be the final day of the minnesota's government shut
Jul 26, 2011 5:00am PDT
of florida, claire mccaskill of missouri, jon tester of montana, ben nelson of nebraska, and sherrod brown of ohio. >>> congressman david wu is confirming that he will not seek reelection next year. this comes as a house ethics committee launches an investigation into an encounter with a teenage girl. there's a report that he left a voice mail at his office accusing him of the unwanted advances. >>> time now 5:19. let's go to sal. he's watching everything including the golden gate bridge. >> we're going to start there because there's a little bit of mist and fog on the bridge there. southbound 101 traffic moves very nicely if you're coming througsouthern marin you shouldn't have any problem. morning commute is going to be okay as well, if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza or to the san mateo bridge toll plaza. both of them are pretty good. then off you go on the san mateo bridge if you're driving to the peninsula. looks pretty good, we're off to a nice start. if you happen to be driving into the south bay any time soon we do have a pretty nice commute there, let's go to steve.
Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
bill nelson of florida, senator claire mccaskill of missouri, senator jon tester of montana, senator ben nelson of nebraska, and senator sherrod brown of ohio. >>> governor jerry brown has been called to jury duty in alameda county. the governor got the normal instructions call tonight, call tomorrow night and call to find out if he has to serve in the jury. the governor served on a jury 30 years ago. that's when governor brown served as foreman that foreman. >>> so far we're doing good. doesn't mean we're exactly right, just means we haven't had a lot of crashes. this morning on highway 4 we have slow traffic coming up through antioch and also some slow traffic on 680 through pleasant hill. nothing major, 80 still looks pretty good from vallejo to richmond all the way out. there's a back up at the richmond bridge toll plaza heading west. this morning if you're driving in hayward already some bunching up near highway 82. still looks pretty good crossing 880 heading over to the bay shore freeway. this morning's commute looks good on northbound 280. northbound 280 they were clearing an
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am PDT
it so far. jon huntsman says he doesn't sign any pledges. >>> the family of betty ford is making funeral arrangement for the former first lady. ford died yesterday at age 93. she is regarded a as an independent first lady known for her frankness. she spoke about -- out for abortion rights. the medical community also give hers credit for reducing the social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction by admit to go her own battles with substance abuse. >> just the thought of being first lady can be very challenging, and it was. it was a demanding job, but it comes with no job description. >> ford entered rehab in 1978, for addiction to painkillers. she openly discussed her problem in public and opened the betty ford center in rancho mirage four years later. >>> president obama issued a statement praising mrs. ford and says -- service will be held next week. she will be buried in michigan next to her husband, former president gerald ford. >>> tomorrow congressional leaders will meet with president obama to continue negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. and in this weekend's on